RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The existence of the Israeli state will remain a controversial topic for a thousand years, and most people have a strong opinion one way or the other. Putting it on our front page for the week was uncharacteristic of The Rio Times, mostly because we stay close to our niche of reporting on local Brazil and Rio news.

Our all-star reporter Lucy - who is in Brasília - pitched it though and was able to get some amazing interviews and comments and give some insight into how both sides of the conflict feel about

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